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A List of Recommended Reading: Memoirs

Nan Barnes

We always enjoy talking with people who are interested in memoirs and personal histories. We often learn that we have a love of reading in common. The conversation naturally turns to books we’ve read and enjoyed. If you’re working on a memoir, reading memoirs is not only interesting, it is instructive. Wouldn’t it be great to model a memoir after the style of Angela’s Ashes, or Russell Baker’s Growing Up?
Blogger Maureen Mackey at Reader’ recently offered a list of 10 Great Memoirs to Read (along with an interesting list of honorable mentions).
Hers is a diverse list, including memoirs by Katherine Graham of the Washington Post, Thomas Watson of IBM, Art Buchwald, Frank McCourt, Katherine Hepburn, U.S. Grant, Susan Cheever writing about her relationship with her father John Cheever, and Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential. Mackey offers a thumbnail review of each recommendation.
If you love reading memoirs, or need some ideas for your own, check it out.